SANNA PACES LIONS THROUGH FIRST ROUND OF THE TRIBUTE CLASSIC
2012 Classic at the Tribute
Location: The Tribute Golf Club · The Colony, Texas
Result: A&M-Commerce sits fourth out of 13 teams (3-over 291)
Top Performer: Marcus Sanna is third individually with a 3-under 69
Next Up: Final Round · Tuesday, November 6 · 8:00 a.m.
THE COLONY, Texas – A&M-Commerce sits in prime position following the opening 18 holes of the 2012 Classic at the Tribute, sitting fourth out of 13 teams with a 3-over 291. The Lions head into Tuesday's final round just four shots back of the lead in the final event of the 2012-13 fall season.
The Lions, hosting the tournament at the Tribute Golf Club for the second time, had three players ranking among the top-20 of the individual standings, led by Marcus Sanna's 3-under 69, which was highlighted by a 4-under 32 over the back nine. Cade Grimm is tied for fifth overall with a 1-under 71, two shots better than C.J. Clem's 1-over 73 as Clem is tied for 15th in the individual standings.
A&M-Commerce also fielded a "B" team at its host tournament with the team checking in at 13th overall with a 35-over 323. Sophomore Brett Bradshaw and freshman Seth Maxwell paced the way, notching a 6-over 78 as the duo shot a 3-over 39 on both the front and back nine.
A&M-Commerce, which finished fifth at last year's inaugural tournament at The Tribute, remains in the hunt for the team title as it trails McMurry, the current tournament leader, by four shots after the Warhawks posted a 1-under 287 through the opening round. Newman (1-over 289) sits in second-place while Lone Star Conference rival Cameron (2-over 290) is in third, one shot ahead of the Lions. Midwestern State rounds out the top five, posting a 4-over 292 and is one shot back of A&M-Commerce.
Tuesday's final round gets underway with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. A&M-Commerce's "A" team will be matched up with Midwestern State and Dallas Baptist in the final round pairings, teeing off from holes 5-7, while the "B" squad will face East Central and Dallas Baptist's "B" team, staring on holes 12-15. Complete results will be posted at LionAthletics.com as they become available.
2012 The Classic at the Tribute First Round Results
A&M-Commerce "A" Team
|3rd||Marcus Sanna||37-32=69 (-3)|
|T-5th||Cade Grimm||35-36=71 (-1)|
|T-15th||C.J. Clem||38-35=73 (+1)|
|T-45th||Kason Childress||39-39=78 (+6)|
|Jarret Martin||40-38=78 (+6)|
|T-52nd||Derek Rucki||40-39=79 (+7)|
|T-59th||Patrick Russo||39-41=80 (+8)|
|70th||Yogi Gallegos||46-45=91 (+19)|
|4th||A&M-Commerce "A"||291 (+3)|
A&M-Commerce "B" Team
|T-45th||Brett Bradshaw||39-39=78 (+6)|
|Seth Maxwell||39-39=78 (+6)|
|T-65th||John Moug||38-45=83 (+11)|
|T-67th||Kyle Middleton||41-43=84 (+12)|
|Brent Reagan||38-46=84 (+12)|
|13th||A&M-Commerce "B"||323 (+35)|
Players in italics competed as individuals